I'm just starting to learn how to record seriously and I want to buy something to make the sound better...signal processors. The main problem is that i dont know what most of them do!! I kind of understan compressors and reverb, but not completly. What i ask of you guys is just kind of clarify what some of them do. for example, Limiters, Gates, Sound Enhancers/Exciters, crossovers, blablabla.(yeah, i was looking at musiciansfriend.com) I'm into recording from Ska to Punk to Grunge to Metal... you get the idea. and it would also be nice if you guys could tell me whats recomendable to get first. THAAAAAAANK YOU. ps: "Dumb it down a bit"...could you try to keep the answer simple, I usually dont understand what you people say.